Animal feed carriers should provide ingredients at border: OTA

TORONTO, (June 20, 2003) — As a result of the BSE (Mad Cow) scare, border officials are recommending that truckers transporting shipments of animal feed or pet food into the U.S. have an ingredient list accompany their paperwork. Such a list will aid officials in determining whether shipments will be held for further examination.

The Ontario Trucking Association says it has been notified by a number of carriers who have been held five or six hours because of border authorities’ concerns with the ingredients of their shipments. While an ingredient list might not preclude shipments from being inspected, the OTA says it might reduce the number and frequency of shipments that are held.

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